The Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Center for Writing Studies


The Center for Writing Studies is an interdisciplinary academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that facilitates research and promotes graduate study in the areas of written composition, language, literacy, and rhetoric.

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On Monday, Nov. 18th, CWS will be discussing Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, by Michelle Cox, Jeffrey Galin, and Dan Melzer. Anyone with an interest in WAC programming is welcome to join this discussion, set for 12.00p in English 288. Feel free to contact if you'd like access to a PDF copy.

Also, mark your calendars next month for our inaugural Writing Across Media Student Work Showcase. Join us to celebrate WAM student compositions in a collegial, supportive environment on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12.00p-1.30p in Everitt 1302. Light refreshments provided.

If you missed CWS PhD Candidate Chelsea Catt's Graduate Research Forum talk from last week,"Exploring and Contemplating College in Prison," feel free to listen to an audiorecording of the event here.

If you have suggestions for programing you'd like to see through CWS, please share them by emailing Bruce Kovanen or Logan Middleton.


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